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Astronomy Picture of the DayDiscover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 January 25 [image: See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.]*Where Your Elements Came From * *Image Credit: *Cmglee (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons*Explanation: *The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the ...mais »
How virtual wards will pave the way for stay-at-home hospitals [image: Home sweet home] *The topics in this series were developed by New Scientist in conjunction with Philips, **which paid for them to be produced* IF YOU have ever had to stay on a hospital ward, you will know how stressful it can be, no matter how caring and professional the medical staff. Besides the boredom and loneliness, there’s the noise and lack of privacy. Help is at hand, however, as a new type of hospital ward is beginning to open its doors. The difference is that in this ward, patients stay at home. The idea...mais »
(Copyright iStock) Brain Protein May Slow Alzheimer's Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 08:37 AM - - - - 0 inShare [image: Image: Brain Protein May Slow Alzheimer's] A protein in the brain may hold a key to slowing progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. And boosting this protein might be as simple as increasing exercise and social activity, experts say. The protein is encoded by a gene called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. Researchers found that seniors with the highest levels of BDNF gene function had a 50 percent slower loss of memory and ...mais »
Aged Garlic Extract Retards Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification1,2 1. Matthew Budoff3 +Author Affiliations 1. Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 1. ↵3To whom correspondence should be addressed: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next Section Abstract Prospective epidemiologic studies have identified several risk factors for heart disease, and most can be the target of risk reduction interventions. The most widely recognized risk factors for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) include age, gender, cigarette smoking, sedentary lifesty...mais »